Polyxena: A Story Of Troy
by H. Allenger (Goodreads Author)
After Troy falls, Neoptolemus claims Polyxena as his prize, but she rejects his advances. In a fit of rage, Neoptolemus contrives a story that dooms the ill-fated Polyxena. She knows what she must do to survive, but she cannot change her destiny. Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam of Troy, knows her misfortune has been to have Neoptolemus fall in love with her. As she pr...more
Paperback, 412 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by iUniverse.com
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I went into Polyxena with limited knowledge of the Trojan War but untold curiosity. I remember having read The Odyssey in high school and having enjoyed it very much. I, of course knew the story of the Trojan Horse. But I did not know the story behind what started the war and this was a detriment in reading this book. About a quarter of the way through I was so frustrated with references to its start that I had to go google it to learn the mythology. Once I did that I could settle down and read...more
As she is waiting to be sacrificied to the Gods, Polyxena reminisces about her life, about the people she loved and the people she hated. About the events that led her here, like a lamb to its slaughter, courtesy of Neoptolemus. That’s how this gripping, nearly paralyzing piece of historical fiction starts off. Polyxena tells us that she is one of the daughters of King Priam of Troy, and not just anyone of his daughters – she’s probably the most intelligent, stubborn and brave one. Rather than s...more
POLYXENA by H. Allenger is an amazing historical romance set in long ago Troy. It is well written with history,depth,and details.It is written in first person as Polyxena reflects on her life and her upcoming death. This is the story of Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam of Troy,She knows her destiny and that her fate lies in the hands of Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles,who she once loved,but she continues to reject Neoptolemus' advances. Now she must face his betrayal and be sacrificed,for N...more
This is a very well written book that tells the story of Polyxena in a beautiful way. The ill fate that Polyxena has to endure in her short lifetime is sad, but it also tells of the great love that she had. I really enjoyed reading about all the legendary names of try, like, Achilles, Agememnon and Paris and Helen. Definitely a great read!